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Escape to Freedom: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass: A Play for Young People

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Hardcover, 71 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Samuel French (first published January 1st 1976)
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Evan
A very short read at just 88 pages, this play by famous American actor/director/writer/civil rights activist Ossie Davis is a decent introduction to the life of Frederick Douglass for young students. It would definitely be a good thing to read as a class before introducing students to more complex texts like 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass'. But I must admit, even though Douglass is one of my most beloved historical figures/orators/African Americans, the play was a bit dull.

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Jul 12, 2009 Lucia rated it really liked it
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This is a short play of the early life of Frederick Douglas. I happened upon it while sorting books at the library and brought it home. It was a double bonus to read something of Ossie Davis'.
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Ossie Davis was born Raiford Chatman Davis, a son of Kince Charles Davis, a railway construction engineer, and his wife Laura Cooper. The name Ossie came from a county clerk who misheard his mother's pronunciation of his initials "R.C." when he was born. Following the wishes of his parents, he attended Howard University but dropped out in 1939 to fulfill his acting career in New York; he later ...more
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